Medical Travel Grant for Foster Caregivers
The Medical Travel Grant for Foster Caregivers is accessible to BCFPA member foster parents who travel to medical appointments outside of their home community with the children/youth in their care.
Who can apply
You are a current BCFPA member foster parent.
You have receipts for expenses incurred during medical travel that can accompany your application form.
You are able to provide a document (e.g. email) that confirms the medical appointment dates or a note from your Resource Worker or the child’s Social Worker.
The travel grant covers expenses such as meals, accommodation or relief that is not covered by your contract.
When to apply
Applications will be accepted between June 15 and December 15 of each year.
Amount of bursary
Grants of $250 per foster family are available until funds are expended. BCFPA member foster parents can apply twice in a calendar year.
How to submit your application
You can submit your application in one of three ways; online, by mail, or by email.
By online form:
208-20641 Logan Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 7R3
Once the application has been reviewed, BCFPA will notify the candidate by email or phone of the status of the application. Cheques are issued payable to the applicant and sent to the applicant’s mailing address. Please allow four weeks from the date that you receive the notification for your cheque to arrive.
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BCFPA Provincial Office
Suite 208 - 20641 Logan Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 7R3
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